Thursday: Sleep, Pt Deux!
If you’ve been following along from home…you know that we love to combine hard training with hard recovery…
And…if you’ve been playing super close attention – you know that I have had the WORST time sleeping for most of my life.
In the last year I’ve really set out to tackle this. I have horrible night time anxiety that I won’t sleep – and that only makes falling asleep worse…
Then – if you don’t sleep the next day is crap etc etc etc.
About 10 months ago I wrote THIS blog on how Magnesium Calcium Zinc…PLUS…L-Theanine (aka your GABA’s) and Omega-3 will help you relax wind down & stay asleep (Additionally this helps speed up recovery and reduces adrenal fatigue).
For a long time I thought this was just me. But after writing about it on our site…I’ve had several of you come up to me & share similar experiences.
This got me to dig deeper….
And for me…I’ve finally found my solution!
It’s called Sleep Works – It’s a liquid vitamin & herbal supplement. Where Night Time Recovery helps the quality of your sleep & is like taking a protein shake at night…Sleep Works puts me down for the night.
It has all the things I was looking for last year – Magnesium Calcium Zinc…PLUS…L-Theanine – but it’s not like taking NyQuil or some crap like that.
I finally fall asleep without the TV on [but sometimes I keep it on just because of habit] – where I usually fall asleep at 1-2am…most nights I’m down before 11pm…
And for me – that’s HUGE.
One good night helps set up success for the next day. That starts making good habits. Good habits…yeah…I’m sure you know the rest.
So if you’re someone like me who
- Is looking for a restful good night’s sleep
- Is waking up during the night
- Has difficulty falling asleep
Then this might be something to give a shot.
Oh – one more thing – we’re going to be carrying this at the box starting Friday Night! I only have enough for people to sample at first – so if you’re interested let me know.
They’re $3.99 per bottle [they come like a 5 hour energy type deal] – or a box of 12 for $35.99. I’ll make sure those of you who are like me can get hooked up with enough to hit WOD’s with your full effort & recover fully!
Fitness Only: 6:30pm
Pre-Skill: Rope Climb Positioning
Skill: Deadlift x8-10 reps; 2020
WOD: Full Tabata at each station [score is total reps + cal]
1. Rowing for Cal
2. Slam Ball
3. KB Walking Lunge
A1. Bench Press x5 reps; 30×1 [spot your partner then rotate]
A2. Rope Climbs x2-3 ascents ADAP
B1. RDL x8; 2020
B2. KB Box Step Up x6 each leg rest 90 sec before B1.
C. 1k Row for time [Feeling it? Go for a PR! Or if Friday Nights is your focus – go for about 85-90%]